One of the best … errr … Celtic Jazz? Progressive Celtic? … groups out there, Millish, is coming to Bay City next weekend. The group is kind of hard to describe, but Tyler Duncan, their piper and whistler, is has won multiple All-Ireland awards on pipes and convinced the University of Michigan to let him in to study jazz low whistle. Brad Phillips is an award winning fiddler who also studied jazz at U of M. Their album included everything from traditional Irish tunes to Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo ala Turk to some terrific original compositions. It’s been a long time since then, so I don’t know really what sort of music to expect at the show, but I do expect it will showcase an immense amount of talent and virtuosic playing of pipes, whistle, and fiddle. The show is 7:30 at the State Theater.
Next month on February 23rd, Liz Carroll will be at the White Crow in Saginaw.